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Hi folks,

I'm a 16 year old boy from Finland, and i'm currently in high school.
Recently, i had an English test in which we had to translate Finnish sentences into English, and some had question tags in it. For those who don't know what they are, here's an example:
Richard lives in Australia, doesn't he?

Ok to the point now,

There was 1 sentence which we had to translate, and according to the teacher i didn't translate it right. Translated from Finnish it would be this:

I am your new teacher, am I not?

Ok so according to my teacher that is wrong, and it should be:

I am your new teacher, aren't I?

So I got 119 out of 120 points just because of that, now to be very honest, I am p**sed off, because I'm 99% sure that my answer is correct, and that's why I ask you guys.
Which one is correct?
Am I not,
or
Aren't I?

Thanks!
DFF
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Well to me "Amn't I?" makes the most logical sense because it's like aren't you and isn't he/she. While I agree "aren't I?" is a very commonly used mistake, it is still a mistake. While tons of people in the USA use it, most educated Americans use "Am I not". And to you British persons who like to blame all bad English on the Americans, DON'T! I have heard some of the worst use of the English language in the UK. Not all of you went to Oxford and Cambridge!

Your teacher is correct. When am is used as full verb,question tag will be are not I?.but when am will be used as an auxiliary verb then question tag will be am I not. Example: I am a boy, are not I?

I am loving you.am I not?

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Anonymous Hi folks,
I'm a 16 year old boy from Finland, and i'm currently in high school.
Recently, i had an English test in which we had to translate Finnish sentences into English, and some had question tags in it. For those who don't know what they are, here's an example:
Richard lives in Australia, doesn't he?
Ok to the point now,
There was 1 sentence which we had to translate, and according to the teacher i didn't translate it right. Translated from Finnish it would be this:
I am your new teacher, am I not?
Ok so according to my teacher that is wrong, and it should be:
I am your new teacher, aren't I?
So I got 119 out of 120 points just because of that, now to be very honest, I am p**sed off, because I'm 99% sure that my answer is correct, and that's why I ask you guys.
Which one is correct?
Am I not,
or
Aren't I?
Thanks!
DFF
Your teacher is correct.
AnonymousI am your new teacher, am I not?

That is grammatically correct. Occasionally you might see it in a book with very formal conversations.

https://books.google.com/books?id=M5EPwWACfyQC&pg=PT162&dq=%22am+i+not+?%22&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKE...

However, it is not used in contemporary conversational English, "aren't I" is the right answer.

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Aren't I?

anonymous

Aren't I?

No, you ain't.